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It was a big year for Hammett. He was the subject of a TV film as well as an American Masters TV biography. Knopf, his original publisher, gathered 20 early stories, and the Library of America added his complete novels to its prestigious ranks. Long overdue recognition. (Classic Returns, LJ 8/99)
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Steven Marcus, a distinguished literary critic and cultural historian, is George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
Really interesting to see this writing style and most enjoyable after just having watched Humphrey Bogart in the Maltese FalconPublished 5 months ago by Dr. Gary H. Kramer
this was a gift for my son for Christmas. It was exactly what he asked for the price was good and it shipped fast.Published 21 months ago by Cindy Herrick
While I have been a keen consumer of quality crime writing since the mid '60's, I was only vaguely aware of Hammett (while being familiar with the film of the Maltese Falcon). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kevin Pritchard
This publisher creates quality bound hardcover collections of a variety of American authors. The books are a pleasure both for their physical properties and their content. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2013 by Stephen Fudge
Hammett was the best writer ever to take to crime fiction. All his writing is lean and elegant.
The Dain Curse (his first novel) is not very good, but the other 4 are superb. Read more
during early Depression America. Each of these five classics shed light on the human condition,corruption, nastiness,and sometimes,redemption, and are as good now as 65-plus years... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2001 by Hans Castorp
Wow. Finally the publishers are making what needs to be made more often.
Hammett reinvents the hard-boiled and hard-boiled is forever changed. Read more
This is the best of the best when it comes to Dashiell Hammett. I am a long time fan and can say that Dashiell Hammett is coming into high fashion again. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2000